Lachie Somers Age: 24
Works as a manager at an outdoor education camp. Lachie has been successful in Australian Open titles and competed overseas throughout the years. Back in Australia currently mounted on Pearl, he has been riding and competing from a young age.
It is his second time competing in South Africa, and is looking forward to competing against top rider.
Matt Dillon Age: 26
Horses Name: Gringo Matt lives just out of Sydney, in New South Wales, where he runs his own plumbing company. In his spare time, he collects vintage cars, goes surfing and plays the guitar. Matt had been riding since the age of 3, and has been a member of the Australian MGA for 15 years. He has won numerous state and National championships. Matt is looking forward to representing Australia at Worlds in South Africa.
Aidan Somers Age: 21
I am from a town called St Andrews north east of Melbourne in Victoria. I started games at St Andrews Pony Club in 2003 at 7 years old and MGA in 2008 when it started in Victoria. I have two Australian Stock horses back at home named Buster and Swizzle, that both compete in MGA. I currently study Environmental Engineering at RMIT University. This is my first world team championships and I am looking forward to what South Africa has to offer.
Rhys Browne Age: 27
Currently living in Perth, Western Australia, Rhys is a civil engineer in the construction industry by weekday and mounted games athlete by weekend. He began riding horses in 2004 initially in Prince Philip Mounted Games through pony club and joined the Mounted Games Association in 2008. Currently training and competing 2 horses (one in opens, one vets) he is the reigning Open and Vets Individual State Champion. This will be Rhys' 4th MGA World Team Championships having previously competed in France, USA and Ireland."
Alister Ling Age: Not That Old
Alister couldn't take time out of his very hectic European tour to write out a rider profile in time, so his coach has had to do it for him (who is incidentally on a European tour of his own...). Alister has been doing games for so long, he's now older than his coach was when he first started (and was calling him old). He's ridden in Africa a couple of times with the Nations cup, and New Zealand too I'm pretty sure, and is currently taking part in some competitions over in the UK, and Denmark. He works for Red Bull (when he works), has studied some kind of accounting, and is terrible at meeting deadlines when they're given to him in different time zones (even though Greenwich Mean Time meant he had 12 hours more than the other guys). He's still a decent bloke though, and has volunteered to take the first (and last) penalty shots/"fines" for the competition.